Lotemax Ointment (Loteprednol Etabonate)
(Rx) - indicates only available by prescription
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Loteprednol Etabonate Information
LOTEPREDNOL (loe te PRED nol) is used in the eye to treat swelling and pain caused by eye surgery.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -any active infection -glaucoma -wear contact lenses -an unusual or allergic reaction to loteprednol, other corticosteroids, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the tube to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the end of the ointment tube to apply a thin layer of the ointment to the inside of the eyelid. Close the eye gently to spread the ointment. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition gets worse or if it does not start to get better within 2 days. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with a viral infection. If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using this medicine. You should not wear your contact lenses while taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -blurred vision or a change in vision -eye infection Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.): -eye pain or discharge -headache -increased redness and swelling of the eyes
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic ointment